We previously reported based on the New York Times article that you would soon be able to download full Nintendo DS games to play on your Nintendo DS through your Wii’s broadband connection. GameDaily received a clarification statement today from Nintendo, which reads as follows:
“An article about the Nintendo DS video game system in the December 31 Business Day section (of the NYT) incorrectly referred to future capabilities of the device. The statement that complete Nintendo DS games will eventually be able to be downloaded into the device via a wireless connection with the company’s Wii game console is incorrect. Users can download games to play on Wii, and, in the future, the Nintendo DS will be able to receive demo versions of some DS games from Wii, but not the entire game. The demo will be erased once the Nintendo DS is turned off.”
It seemed too good to be true, since the Nintendo DS currently doesn’t have anywhere to store the data for the game after you turn the system off. You would think it would maybe be possible if Nintendo released a memory card type device for the Nintendo DS to store these types of things on, but would that open the door for even easier game pirating and other hacking? I guess the technology to do this is available, but as of now Nintendo isn’t planning on doing it.
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